Williams Lake

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

 

Driving into the remote Xeni Gwet’in community in Nemiah Valley, the views include fencelines, forests and mountains on the horizon. (Jimmy Lulua photo)

Power, water finally reaches all homes of Xeni Gwe’tin First Nation in Chilcotin

For many, power and water were luxuries they had never had in their homes

 

Jordan Williams laid in a hospital bed on life support for many days before his family made the difficult decision to remove the tubes keeping him alive after using drugs reportedly containing fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of Stormy Narcisse)

Family shares grief after man, 30, dies from toxic drug poisoning on Williams Lake streets

‘Something needs to be done’ -mother of man, who died this month after using toxic drugs

 

A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Snowfall warning issued for Cariboo, Chilcotin, North Thompson regions

Up to 10 cm of snow could fall beginning Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning

A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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School shooting threat in Williams Lake deemed a prank

The image circulating on social media showed two rifles on a floor with a threatening message

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BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo paramedics on front lines of escalating toxic drug poisoning epidemic

Drug poisoning rates in the Cariboo have been going up steeply since 2016

BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Emergency Health Services are on the front lines of the toxic drug crisis in the Cariboo region. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Former Williams Lake resident, Captain Shawn Tyerman, of the Royal Canadian Air Force touches down with a CC130 Hercules aircraft into the Williams Lake Regional Airport on Nov. 10, 2022 for a brief reunion with some friends. Read the story of Tyerman’s lifelong journey to realizing his aviation dreams on Page 9. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Pilot touches down CC-130 Hercules in Williams Lake after long journey to aviation

Flight a return to where his interest in aviation began, when his father flew firefighting airplanes

Former Williams Lake resident, Captain Shawn Tyerman, of the Royal Canadian Air Force touches down with a CC130 Hercules aircraft into the Williams Lake Regional Airport on Nov. 10, 2022 for a brief reunion with some friends. Read the story of Tyerman’s lifelong journey to realizing his aviation dreams on Page 9. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bombing of battleships on Dec. 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbour. (Joe Fetters photo)

Pearl Harbour bombing photos donated to B.C. Interior museum

The photos were found in a box in the basement, and are now at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Bombing of battleships on Dec. 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbour. (Joe Fetters photo)
Williams Lake First Nation elder Virginia Gilbert leads an opening prayer and song. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New First Nations Wellness Centre in Williams Lake first of its kind in B.C.

The centre combines primary health care, social services and Indigenous health supports

Williams Lake First Nation elder Virginia Gilbert leads an opening prayer and song. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Carson Drive in Williams Lake was the scene of a vehicle pile-up as the city’s first snowfall made the roads very slick the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 3. (Keelie A cDuffy photo)

Snow storm packs punch in Cariboo, multiple vehicle collisions in Williams Lake

Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. the RCMP received seven reports of multiple vehicle incidents

Carson Drive in Williams Lake was the scene of a vehicle pile-up as the city’s first snowfall made the roads very slick the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 3. (Keelie A cDuffy photo)
Dr. Chris Shepherd, right, with his daughters Raven, left, and Robyn, at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Oct. 20, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo-based researcher working to address global illegal wildlife trade

Dr. Chris Shepherd is based in Big Lake after decades in Malaysia and Indonesia

Dr. Chris Shepherd, right, with his daughters Raven, left, and Robyn, at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Oct. 20, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The newly elected Williams Lake city council was sworn in Tuesday, Nov. 1. Members are Michael Moses, left, Sheila Boehm, Jazmyn Lyons, Mayor Surinderpal Rathor, Joan Flaspohler, Angie Delainey and Scott Nelson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The newly elected Williams Lake city council was sworn in Tuesday, Nov. 1. Members are Michael Moses, left, Sheila Boehm, Jazmyn Lyons, Mayor Surinderpal Rathor, Joan Flaspohler, Angie Delainey and Scott Nelson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)

Spiritual journey marks a return to land and tradition for Chilcotin’s Xeni Gwet’in

Members of Xeni Gwet’in hike across the Coast Mountains to reclaim historic trade route

Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)
Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)

Smithers teen goes as 150 Mile House C+ Rodeos bull fighter for Halloween

Bull fighter Cody Call, 24, made a lasting impression on Hans Best, 18, last August

Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)
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Williams Lake businesses work together to capture shoplifter spending nights in stores

A suspect was arrested the next day while attempting to steal from the second business

  • Oct 25, 2022
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Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting on private property west of Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)

Trick or … a weed pull? Ways to help Cariboo bat populations at risk

Bat-friendly landscaping can help bats at Halloween

  • Oct 22, 2022
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Submitted photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Submitted photo)
Surinderpal Rathor stopped in a city hall Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss how things move forward following his election win Saturday night, Oct. 15. Rathor said he's thrilled to move the city forward together. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Surinderpal Rathor stopped in a city hall Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss how things move forward following his election win Saturday night, Oct. 15. Rathor said he's thrilled to move the city forward together. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)

Meant to bee? A Cariboo landowner finds honey bee colony on property

Tara Larocque found a wild honey bee colony in a dead snag on her property, or did they find her?

Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)